Reid all about it
MK Dons 1 Charlton Athletic 2
Forgive me but I don’t get to watch my team much. So when I get the opportunity to see them live, not least witness them win in the final minutes, I can get a bit over-excited.
When Waggy ran into the arms of joyous Addicks after getting the winner last night I couldn’t have cared less if it was the paint pot, the tea pot or the piss pot trophy. A win is a win and it is worth celebrating…. and I did last night by the way but that is another story.
Mind you the first half was mostly forgettable particularly after giving MK a goal start within two minutes but we worked our way back into the match before the break but without ever looking like scoring.
The second period was different though with Reid a threat throughout, and the ball at last travelling along the ground to feet. When we do that we look so much a better side.
Abbott and Martin worked hard upfront and in Fortune and Dailly we may have found the most mobile and solid pairing at centre-half. Francis improved as well and Semedo admirably swept up in front of them as always.
But what a couple of absolutely cracking crosses from Reid for each of the goals. It seems so simple to me. If we can get the ball out wide to Reid, Wagstaff, Martin or Jackson we can really undo teams with a combination of pace and accuracy. Then surely we will see the very best of Benson, Abbott and Sodje, each of whom thrive on crosses.
Anyway credit to Parky for putting out a decent team and for what must have been a galvanising half-time team talk. And finally to each of the 200 or so Addicks at Franchise Stadium last night – your blind faith deserved Waggy’s winner and celebration.